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Masataka Swizzle

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 drink

Stanislav Vadrna • Paparazzi, Bratislava, Slovakia
Named for Japanese Nikka whisky founder Masataka Taketsuru, this drink was Vadrna's contribution to the Bartenders' Travelling Book. The tome is going around the world via FedEx to mixologists so that each can record (in longhand) cocktail lore.

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  1. Crushed ice
  2. 1 1/2 ounces Japanese or Scotch blended malt whisky
  3. 1/2 ounce nut liqueur
  4. 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  5. 1/2 teaspoon Simple Syrup
  6. 2 dashes of orange bitters
  7. 1 mint sprig, for garnish
  8. 3 dashes of Peychaud's bitters, plus 2 dashes for garnish
  1. Half fill a rocks glass with crushed ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the garnishes. Set a swizzle stick or bar spoon in the glass; spin between your hands to mix. Add more ice and swizzle again. Garnish with the bitters and mint.


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